Marijuana: legalize or not?
I am a non-smoker but I do believe in both sides of the story and I also believe in explanations. Smokers have their reasons to want it to be legal and others have their reasons as to why it should stay illegal.
All depends on the beliefs and values a person has and has grown up with. My goal is not to bash either smokers or non-smokers.
Yes! Right now marijuana has chemicals in it because it is not controlled by the government. Saying that weed is dangerous for someone is wrong.. Weed is a plant. What is on the inside, a.k.a those chemicals, makes it dangerous.
The economy can get better by making it legal because all legal things are more expensive plus if it becomes safer, less or no chemicals, the prices can be raised. Also, by making it legal, it can become a controlled substance that is sold in specific places and could also have a legal age to buy it.
The government would have to think of brain development and make the legal age 18. Minors would obviously still be in possession of it but at least by legalizing it, there can be more information as to what it does to a teenager that is developing.
Governments, such as the Canadian government, already have it legalized for cancer patients because they realized that it does do good. There is studies that show that it can also help with anxiety and depression. If they make it legal to just those people, just there, the economy could boost because 1 IN 5 Canadians suffer of mental illness. Most of those people are suffering from either anxiety or depression. Some people even have both.
Keep it illegal?
This can also be a yes but here's why:
Maybe we don't have enough knowledge on what exactly it is and what the effects are. More that we know, the more we can know if it is safe, which has been the case in the most recent years.
It is super controlled on how much is given out and who can take it. So less people have access to it. Which can also mean that people are more focused on school and getting good paying jobs.
Our society goes around education, jobs and reproducing. Weed can be seen to the government as a distraction to these 3 elements in our society.
A stoner will live with dreams and goals. Weed DOES NOT affect how a person will think and how a person can dream.
There is some stoners that have bigger dreams than non-stoners and they are also a lot more realistic. Some people that don't do anything want to be a singer so they decide to never go to school. Yet stoners can have an enhanced vision of reality and will maybe even feel less pressure. They work, they go to school and they walk among every other people. Some walk around high and you would never know because they can act sober.
Weed doesn't make someone a bad person certainly if they can control themselves.
It is fair to say that you cannot judge someone on drinking underage, or having a teen pregnancy because you don't know what they have been raised to live.
Some people do it for the fun of it and control how it is. Some people do it because it controls their emotions, their well-being and relaxes them.
You can't judge someone because they decide to smoke weed. It has been around for ages and in some places, they've been trying to legalize it since the 50s and 60s but most places since the 70s.
In my honest opinion
Yes, legalize it. I do believe it would be much safer to legalize it because the substances that go into it will be controlled and also it could boost the economy enormously.
It can be a taxable item that is sold in specialty stores. A plant that is actually known to help people with multiple different problems should be sold and should be legal.
Obviously the medical stuff is safe and expensive but why not put it for those around? Candy probably does more harm than weed but yet that is legal! Alcohol is legal but is known to be a silent killer.